Police have started investigating into the fake B.Ed marksheet and registration card case in Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University. The investigators would primarily probe to find out the main people behind the racket and how they managed to forge B.Ed marksheets and registration cards of the candidates.
It may be recalled that the university recently published the list of candidates who received fake B.Ed marksheets and registration cards. The university authorities also published the name of the guardians of these candidates.
On the basis of a Right to Information (RTI), the university authorities recently said in a statement that: "The aforementioned applicants approached the university to verify the authenticity of their marksheets and registration cards. Consequently, the university has scrupulously verified and checked all the records with respect to the testimonials produced by the applicant."
"We have been getting these allegations from the last two years that candidates are getting fake B.Ed marksheets from somewhere. The number of allegations was only two or three in previous occasions but recently, we found 74 candidates got fake marksheets and registration cards," said a state Education department source.
The university authority verified these RTIs and later confirmed that the testimonials were fake and never issued by the university. The source, however, said, some B.Ed colleges under the university were identified by the investigators from where the racket was operating.
"We suspected that the racket operators are making educated youth a soft target and luring them with fake marksheets and registration cards for huge amount of money," the source further added.
Investigators came to know that the youth were initially given admission to the colleges and were assured to be given marksheets at the end of the sessions. Some students did not even attend minimum required classes for appearing in the examinations.